PLAY THE ALBUM!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

In the last 11 years PATH Ventures has built over 1,100 affordable housing units, and PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) has helped over 7,500 individuals 'make it home.'
George Kahn
On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 PATH Ventures celebrated their 11th year by hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Night, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with his all-star Jazz & Blues Revue. The 8-piece band features Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr on vocals, Robert Kyle on saxophone, Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, Gary Wicks on bass, Grammy-nominated MB Gordy on drums, and George Kahn as pianist/musical director.

With the help of a sold-out crowd, plus generous corporate sponsors including City National Bank, over $120,000 was donated to directly support affordable housing developments and support services in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Jose. In the last 11 years PATH Ventures has built over 1,100 affordable housing units, and PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) has helped over 7,500 individuals “make it home”.

There are over 52,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles County on any given night (based on the 2018 Los Angeles Homes Services Authority annual count). They are women with children, people struggling with serious health issues, war veterans, seniors, emancipated foster youth, and families who lost everything because of the recession or were displaced by rising rents. PATH Ventures’ housing models aim to prevent and end homelessness by integrating supportive services, community development and permanent housing for people in need.

When asked to explain why he does this annual event Kahn explained, “I am so honored to be a catalyst for this event, and I am so proud of my band for giving their time and energy and creating amazing music for the evening. I have friends that have spent time living on the street, and I know the feeling of being one paycheck away from being evicted. This is the least I can do to give back to the community that I have lived in for 40 years.”

For more information about PATH and PATH Ventures, please visit their website.

One of the Top 100 Jazz ALbums of 2018!

So excited to discover that I made it onto the JazzWeek Top 100 Jazz Albums of 2018 for my release "Straight Ahead"! Thank you to Groov Marketing, my radio guys, great job! And thanks to all of you that checked out the music To see the complete interactive chart, go to https://lnkd.in/geUiuWu
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

BACK FOR ANOTHER SWINGING SATURDAY NIGHT

There is nothing like a cool jazz Saturday Night at Vibrato Grill.  The George Kahn Quartet returns for another night of fun
George Kahn – Piano
Pat Kelley – Guitar, Gary Wicks - Bass, Dick Weller - Drums

Saturday December 8
Three sets: 7:009:00 and 10:15 PM
No cover for the 7:00 dinner show; there is a $20 cover for the late shows
RSVPs for the early shows a must – we sold out last time we played here
For reservations, please call or make your reservation  by clicking HERE.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bringing Jazz Back To Life on This Thursday

Tower Records closed in 2007, and their assets were sold to a music distribution company that wanted better rankings on Amazon.

The brand stood for "deep catalogue, deep expertise" but digital killed the experience.

Back then jazz album sales were about 3% of the total music sales in America. In 2017 jazz album sales (including downloads) were 1.5% of the total music sales in America. I love Spoitfy as a consumer, but it is killing the jazz music experience, making it just one more commodity.

How do we turn this around? By experiencing jazz live in the clubs where it all began. I hope you can join me, Lyman Medeiros and Alex Neciosup Acuna as we bring it back to where it all began at Catalina Jazz Club this Thursday!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Join us on Thursday June 7

Thursday June 7, 8:30 PM 

George Kahn – Piano, Lyman Medeiros– Bass
and Alex Acuña - Drums


Catalina Jazz Club : 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA
$20 per person, plus 2 drink minimum. $10 Student Rush tickets also available with ID Doors open at 7:00 PM Reservations recommended, call 323-466-2210

Catalina Jazz Club : 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028
 
-->

Monday, May 21, 2018

We are LIVE in Hollywood on June 7

Please call the club to reserve a table 323-466-2210

New Tour T-Shirt Available Now!

It's here, just in time for the summer, in both Men's and Women's styles.
GEORGE KAHN TRIO STRAIGHT AHEAD TOUR 2018-19
Limited edition of 60 shirts, available now for my Kickstarter friends, only $20 including tax and shipping. Email me you size, and we'll get it going
Mens Large - X-large - XX Large,      Womens Large - X Large

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#16 This Week on the JazzWeek Radio Charts!

The new Straight Ahead album is now #16 on the JazzWeek Radio charts!  Come see the band that has jazz radio spinning with George Kahn, Alex Acuña, Lyman Medeiros and special guest Pat Kelly at Vibrato Grill Jazz on Saturday 4/28
 Dinner set at 6:30, $25 per person minimum (easy to do at Vibrato!) Reservations required
Two more sets, at 9:00 and 10:15 PM $20 cover plus $25 minimum

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Work Song by Nat Adderley, re-imagined by the George Kahn Trio

Radio is loving this track...


STRAIGHT AHEAD Now Playing on 48 Jazz Stations Across The USA

Our first week out of the box and we've been picked up by 48 Jazz Radio stations across the United States!
If you listen to any of these stations, please give them a call and request they play "Work Song" by George Kahn Trio - Straight Ahead
WGBH Boston MA
KCSM San Francisco CA
KHSU Arcata CA
KKUP San Jose CA
KXPR Sacramento CA
KUVO Denver CO
WrTC Hartford, CT
WDNA Miami, FL
HPR Honolulu HI
KWIT Sioux City IA
WHCJ Savannah GA
KRBX Boise ID
WICR Indianapolis IN
WMUW Wichita KS
WXOJ Northampton. MA
KBEM Minniapolis MN
WPRB Princeton, NJ
KUNM Albuquerque NM
KVSF Santa Fe NM
WRUW CLeveland OH
KAZI Austin TX
WMSE Milwaukee WI

https://www.jazzweek.com/charts/

Monday, March 19, 2018

Straight Ahead album available now

We are available on Amazon, iTunes CDBABY and
George Kahn, Alex Acuña and Lyman Medeiros featured this week on ALL ABOUT JAZZ.com

http://bit.ly/2FV5beu

Monday, March 12, 2018

Straight Ahead - On The Street March 19

A big thank you to all my fans that supported the creation of the George Kahn Trio STRAIGHT AHEAD album.  At long last, the CD drops on March 19th for physical CD sales, downloads and streaming. If you like the music, I can use your help the week of March 19.
 - Call your local jazz station and request that they play the CD (over 230 jazz stations have received copies, so there should be one in your town!)
 - If you don't have a copy yet, buy one on CDBABY, or download it from iTunes or Amazon
 - Watch the videos on Youtube, and click to subscribe to my channel for more jazz music
 - share the music and videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.  It's all about ears and eyeballs right now, folks!

CD RELEASE CONCERTS

We have set a few CD RELEASE events over the next two months.  Please mark your calendar and join George at one or more of these:
MONDAY MARCH 19  - CD RELEASE LISTENING PARTY, WEST LA.  This will be a casual hang to celebrate the album drop.  The martini light will be on and we'll be playing the CD REALLY LOUD on a great sound system.  Space is limited to 40 poeple, so if you want to attend PLEASE RSVP HERE
Saturday 4/7/18 – ALVA’S SHOWROOM SAN PEDRO – 8:00 PM ONE SET ONLY
This is a very cool concert-style club that only holds 80 people - every seat is within 3 rows of the stage. Don't miss this one GET TICKETS AND MORE INFO HERE
SATURDAY 4/28/18 – VIBRATO, 6:30 – 11:15  GEORGE KAHN QUARTET
Pat Kelley- guitar, George Kahn – piano – Lyman Medeiros – bass, Alex Acuña – Drums  Pat Kelley will be joining the trio for a full night of jazz. 6:30 dinner set, followed by two sets starting at 9:00 that will be a full out CD release party! Reservations here
Thursday 5/17/18 – CATALINA JAZZ CLUB HOLLYWOOD – 8:30 PM
GEORGE KAHN TRIO - one set only
Catalina Jazz Club is the coolest club in town, in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd near Highland.  This will be a very special night Reservations Here!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A fun Saturday Night at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz

SATURDAY 2/24 - GEORGE KAHN QUARTET 
featuring PAT KELLEY
Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc.
2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 474-9400
Three sets: 6:30, 9:00 and 10:15 PM
NO COVER for the 6:30 show! $25 cover for the late shows, plus $25 per person minimum food/drink (this is easy to do at Vibrato!)

Reservations and Special Accommodations
For reservations, please call or make your reservation quickly and easily online by clicking HERE.  For parties of 7 or more please call the Vibrato front desk at (310) 474-9400 during business hours of 5pm - 10pm to speak directly with a host.